The iCAT system gives our oral and maxillofacial practice state-of-the-art technology to help Drs. Gauger and Carlson diagnose potential issues more accurately and provide treatment with unprecedented confidence. Unlike a traditional spiral CT scanner, this 3D system utilizes cone beam CT technology and provides precise, crystal-clear digital images while minimizing your exposure to radiation. Our new 3D system enables us to perform a wider range of diagnoses and treatments in our office, helping to reduce multiple visits. The iCAT scanner allows us to choose the field of view, or scanning area, that best suits your specific treatment needs. This helps to limit your radiation exposure because we are focusing specifically on your area of concern. The iCAT system brings the latest 3D technology to Tacoma Oral Surgery & Implants, providing unmatched visualization of anatomical detail which aids in treatment planning and helps us to better explain the particulars of your case, as well as address any questions you may have. Drs. Gauger and Carlson can use this innovative technology to quickly and easily share 3D images of the area of concern with your referring doctor – allowing the doctors to collaborate on your care, improving your experience, and delivering a positive treatment outcome.
Dr. Gauger is a community lecturer on 3D and digital treatment planning for a broad variety of surgical conditions within the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical scope.